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HYWIRE MONTHLY WRITING WORKSHOP
Did you know that we hold a monthly Writing Workshop? Well we do!
When? 4th Thursday of every month, from September to June. 7PM Start time
Where? Burlington Public Library in Tansley Woods. (It’s in a special room in the library. There’ll be a sign.)
What? We like to get some writing prompts and exercises going, but if you would like some opportunities to workshop your own writing as a group, please, bring some in!
– Unless otherwise stated! Be sure to check events for alternate venues.
– Can’t find us? Ask the Black Bull staff where the slam is! They’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!
3rd Thursday of every month. Sign-up is @ 8pm with Open Mic and then Slam to follow
For smoking hot poetry!
A cover charge $5 (Only $5???) goes towards paying for the feature performer and prize money for the winner of the slam.
As always we’ll have an Open Mic for any and all types of performance; bring your guitar, your songs, your stand-up, your rants and ragtime show tunes – it’s all about getting it out there! Or you can always sign up for the slam, see if you have what it takes to reign supreme, and take home the cash prize.
Thursday, July 21st – Burlington Slam Project’s 8 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Feat. IF
That’s right Lentils and Garbanzos! We’ve been 7 for a whole year! This month we’re celebrating 8 years of secret suburban poetry. Want proof? Check the date posted on this video:
It’s been a long time, friends, and we’re gonna celebrate in style! Hangin’ out in the back room of the Black Bull with good friends, great poetry, and an excellent feature poet – 2015 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion – IF!
Ian French, aka ‘IF’, is a Performance Poet, musician, filmmaker, husband, father and friend.
His poems channel the wisdom of Spirit, the rage of the wounded and the yearning that resides in every human heart.
He says “every poem I write is a ‘shout out’ to the sacredness of our days, a three chord party jam, and a tribute to the triumph of love over fear.
IF is a member of the 2013 National Championship, Toronto Slam Poetry Team, winner of 2013 Buffalo International Slam and the 2014 Canadian Individual Slam Poetry Champion.
Last year, CBC produced the documentary, IF THE POET, chronicling IF’s poetic journey from his Slam debut at age 50 and to his attempt to win the World Cup of Slam Poetry, in Paris France, at age 55.
IF writes his best poetry while walking and can often be seen wandering the streets of Toronto, gesticulating wildly and muttering to himself.
He can be reached at email@example.com
Bring that fiver, bring those friends. Thursday night doesn’t need to be about matching socks together – you can make it a night to find some inspiration, and speak your piece.
We hope to see you out! Keep poetry alive!